It's safe to say that the age of online shopping is here to stay. With that, there has been a huge shift to shopping on a smartphone. In theory, this should be more convenient for consumers, but a lot of brands are actually falling behind when it comes to the mobile shopper's experience. Mobile … [Read more...]
What are you doing with your unused marketing real estate?
Engage customers and add a new dimension to your packaging, POP, vehicles and promotional materials. by Brad Beckstrom What is “marketing real estate”? Any company that makes a product, or serves customers, has marketing real estate. By real estate, I mean the white space on things like … [Read more...]
Want to drive safe and foil speed cam fails? Check out the updated and free WAZE app
My wife and I are not speeders. Unless you call driving 8 to 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit, just to keep up with traffic, - speeding. In the DC Metro area driving at the speed limit can be dangerous. We have both also been "unfairly" nailed by speed cams in DC. To solve … [Read more...]
MasterCard is working with retailers to drive m-commerce via QR codes
New York: MasterCard, in a bid to enhance its positioning in the smart wallet race versus rivals Visa and American Express, has launched a mobile commerce program incorporating QR codes. QkR A new app currently being tested by MasterCard in the US, Europe, and Australia allows consumers to quickly … [Read more...]
Over one third of mobile phone owners using the device as their primary means of internet access.
A 2013 study from PEW Internet found that 63% of mobile phone owners use their device to access the Internet. More importantly, 34% of those users stated it was their primary means of access to the Internet. Many of these users are following links shared on social media, apps and email (still the … [Read more...]
40% of SMBs Now Accept Payments with Mobile Credit Card Readers. Engage customers with mobile receipt delivery.
Brad Beckstrom A new report from The Local Commerce Monitor. BIA/Kelsey’s ongoing study of the advertising behaviors of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), indicates that there’s a steady increase in SMB’s that are going mobile. The segment with the largest increase are SMBs that accept … [Read more...]
TV no longer commands viewers’ full attention
By Brad Beckstrom. You’re watching a show and you can’t remember the actor’s name so you grab your smart phone and visit IMDb. A sport’s stat on ESPN prompts a friendly disagreement and the smartphones come out in search of the truth. Or, if you’re like me, you may not even be using the TV to watch … [Read more...]
73% of mobile searches trigger additional actions and conversions
by Brad Beckstrom When consumers are searching on their smart phone there's a very good chance that they're ready to take action. A recent joint study from Google and Nielsen demonstrated that 73% of mobile searches result in additional actions. This is most important for retailers as 17% of … [Read more...]
Users now expect a mobile experience
By Brad Beckstrom In mobile it's all about the destination. A recent study released by Google and Nielsen noted that 52% of consumers are less likely to engage with company or product that has a bad mobile experience. Open any magazine and you'll see QR Codes. They are fairly easy to create and … [Read more...]
A bad mobile experience can cost you customers
Think about it. Have you ever used your mobile phone for search? Most people do. When you find something you're looking for, do you click on it? Most people do. That's why it's so important to optimize your website for mobile. A recent study from Google and Nielsen showed that 61% of customers who … [Read more...]
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